Black Friday

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Why is it called 'Black Friday'? Black Friday
2 years ago | gizem

Why is it called 'Black Friday'?

It is believed by many that the term Black Friday derives from the concept that businesses operate at a financial loss, or are “in the red,” until the day after Thanksgiving, when massive sales finally allow them to turn a profit, or put them “in the black.” However, this is untrue.

In the early 1960s, police officers in Philadelphia began using the phrase “Black Friday” to describe the chaos.